I’m starting something new today: here on the blog, every two or three months I’m going to share a collection of the books I read and highlight what I thought of a few of them. Here’s my collection from January and February.
*the inspiration for this post’s format came from the lovely Tracey at Adventure Awaits, this post in particular!
12 books (9 fiction, 2 nonfiction, 1 play)
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – 2.5 stars
unsatisfying ending//looks at an important problem but offers no solution//rushed romance//new age elements//genius in some ways but overall disappointingly forgettable
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – 2.5 stars
read for AP Literature class//beautiful writing and fun to analyze//super weird though
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
approximately the fourth time I’ve read this//made me almost cry//never gets old
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
amazing in a different way the second time//wow, the foreshadowing//must read
Renegades by Marissa Meyer – 4 stars
totally met my expectations//incredibly unique settings//memorable characters//read entire second half in one day//thought it was a standalone, need the sequel now
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde – 4 stars
read for AP Literature//read out loud in class which is highly recommended//hilarious Victorian comedy//so much quotableness
Counted Worthy by Leah E. Good – 4 stars
didn’t feel self-published//Christianity not sentimental or cheesy//inspiring//I need to memorize more Bible verses//God is bigger than government
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – 4 stars
audiobook//narrator makes great voices//how did it take me so long to read this??
What were your favorite reads of the last few months? Which of these books would you like me to review? Have you read any of them? And what do you think of this post format? Share in the comments!